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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years with a Complex Activity Limitation,* by Race/Ethnicity† --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2003--2009§

The figure shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years with a complex activity limitation, by race/ethnicity in the United States during 2003-2009, according to the National Health Interview Survey. During 2003-2009, 14.7% of U.S. adults had one or more complex activity limitation. Among racial/ethnic populations, non-Hispanic Asian adults (6.8%) were least likely to have this limitation, and non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native adults (21.3%) were most likely to have a complex activity limitation.

* A complex activity limitation is a limitation in the tasks and organized activities that, when executed, make up numerous social roles, such as working, attending school, or maintaining a household. Adults are defined as having a complex activity limitation if they have one or more of the following types of limitations: self-care limitation, social limitation, or work limitation.

Race/ethnicity categories are limited to persons who indicated only a single race, except for the overall category, which includes persons of other and multiple races. Persons of Hispanic ethnicity might be of any race or combination of races. Non-Hispanic refers to persons who are not of Hispanic ethnicity, regardless of race.

§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population and are derived from the National Health Interview Survey sample adult component.

95% confidence interval.

During 2003--2009, 14.7% of U.S. adults had one or more complex activity limitation. Among racial/ethnic populations, non-Hispanic Asian adults (6.8%) were least likely to have this limitation, and non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native adults (21.3%) were most likely to have a complex activity limitation.

Sources: National Health Interview Survey, 2003--2009. Available at http://www/cdc/gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

Ward BW, Schiller JS. Prevalence of complex activity limitations among racial/ethnic groups and Hispanic subgroups of adults: United States, 2003--2009. Data brief 2011;73. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db73.pdf.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the percentage of adults aged ≥18 years with a complex activity limitation, by race/ethnicity in the United States during 2003-2009, according to the National Health Interview Survey. During 2003-2009, 14.7% of U.S. adults had one or more complex activity limitation. Among racial/ethnic populations, non-Hispanic Asian adults (6.8%) were least likely to have this limitation, and non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native adults (21.3%) were most likely to have a complex activity limitation.



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